Our Pasta with Poppy Seeds Recipe comes from Joe Brancaccio of Brancaccio's Food Shop in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY. You can make this recipe with other kinds of pasta, but the big round tube pasta works best. Its real good; make this and then tell us about it in the viewer forum.
1 lb of Paccherri or other big round tube pasta
1 medium onion sliced thinly from top to bottom
1 cup chicken broth – you need high quality broth for this
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
small handful of basil leaves, sliced thinly
1/2 cup mix of romano and parmesan cheese – not the stuff that comes in a round tube
olive oil for cooking
add 2 glugs of oil in a saute pan
over low heat, sweat the onions in the oil, you do not want the onions to brown, but you want them wilted nicely
add the chicken broth and allow it to reduce, toss the onions in the broth a few times while this cooks.
when the broth has thickened a bit, take the pan off the heat and add in the butter, stir it lightly
add in the poppy seeds, toss to mix
then stir in the basil and cheeses